Dr Timothy Barker

  • Senior Lecturer in Digital Media (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)

Research interests

Head of Subject Area (Film and Television Studies)

Tim’s research involves the critical analysis of digital technology in contemporary audio-visual culture. Working in the tradition of media archaeology, and spanning the fields of media theory, art theory and the philosophy of technology, Tim conducts research that involves considerations of aesthetics in relation to the technological infrastructure of image making. In particular, he has explored the ways that both old and new media technologies have facilitated the potential to generate new experiences and philosophical concepts of time. His first book Time and the Digital (Dartmouth, 2012) traces connections between the philosophy of time in the work of Gilles Deleuze and A.N. Whitehead and uses this to explore questions of time, history and memory in relation to digital aesthetics, communication technology and contemporary interactive art. His second book, Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time (Bloomsbury, 2018) pairs archive research into the history of media technology with philosophical inquiry in order to explore the ways that experiences of time have been engineered through the history of measurement and storage media.


Grants

  • 2015-2016: Leverhulme Research Fellowship: Analytical Media History
  • 2013: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland: Experimental Art, Time and Technology: A History of Experiments with Time in Media Art
  • 2013: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant: Experimental Research in the Digital Humanities: Researching the New Methods in the Digital Humanities

Supervision

  • Neilson, Toby
    Ecological Futures: Contemporary Science-Fiction Cinema and The Anthropocene
  • Orleans, Elzbieta
    Apparition: The Adaptation of Archival Image and The Doctrine of Moral Rights in a Post-Digital Aesthetic
  • Peng, Yun
    Role of Gender: how does the eSports culture influence females' participation in eSports
  • Purcell, Stuart
    The New Writing: Media, Practice, and Time

Teaching

  • Mlitt Critical Theories of Digital Media (FTV5042)
  • Histories of Digital Media (Hons) (FTV4082)
  • Level 2: Spectatorship, Audiences and Identities (FTV2001)

Publications

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Number of items: 29.

2018

Barker, T. (2018) Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781474293099

2017

Barker, T. (2017) Experiments with time: the technical image in media art and the digital humanities. Visual Communication, 16(4), pp. 375-394. (doi:10.1177/1470357217702360)

Barker, T. (2017) Media in and out of time: German media science and the concept of time. In: Markham, T. and Rodgers, S. (eds.) Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Perspectives on Media. Peter Lang: New York, pp. 125-134. ISBN 9781433134708

2015

Barker, T. and McKeown, C. (2015) Unearthing techno-ecology: on the possibility of a technical media philosophy of ecology. Digital Culture and Society, 1(1), pp. 21-38. (doi:0.14361/dcs-2015-0103)

Barker, T. (2015) Media ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 19(1), pp. 50-68. (doi:10.5840/techne201532327)

2013

Barker, T. (2013) Experimental research in the digital media arts. In: Chan, J. and Thomas, K. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Creativity. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9780857939807

2012

Barker, T.S. (2012) Becoming Organ-ized: The Creativity of Organization, Dis-Organization and Re-Organization in Scientific and Artistic Experiments. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 45(3), pp. 262-268. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00369)

Barker, T. (2012) Images and eventfulness: expanded cinema and experimental research at the University of New South Wales. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6(2), pp. 111-123. (doi:10.1386/sac.6.2.111_1)

Barker, T.S. (2012) Information and the atmosphere: exploring the relationship between the natural environment and information aesthetics. M/C Journal, 15(3),

Barker, T.S. (2012) Time and the Digital: Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time. Series: Interfaces, studies in visual culture. Dartmouth College Press: Hanover, NH. ISBN 9781611682991

2011

Barker, T. (2011) The past in the present: understanding David Claerbout's temporal aesthetics. Time and Society, 20(3), pp. 286-303. (doi:10.1177/0961463X10375103)

Brown, N.C.M., Barker, T.S. and Del Favero, D. (2011) Performing digital aesthetics: the framework for a theory of the formation of interactive narratives. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 44(3), pp. 212-219. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00165)

Barker, T. (2011) Aesthetics of the error: media art, the machine, the unforeseen and the errant. In: Nunes, M. (ed.) Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures. Continuum: New York, USA. ISBN 9781441121202

Barker, T. (2011) Experiments with time: technology, art and temporality. In: NIEA Experimental Arts Conference, Sydney, Australia, 19-20 Aug 2011,

Barker, T. (2011) Objects and interaction. Digital Creativity, 22(2), pp. 65-77. (doi:10.1080/14626268.2011.578579)

Barker, T. (2011) Re-composing the digital present. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 1(1), pp. 88-104. (doi:10.5195/contemp.2011.13)

2010

Barker, T. (2010) Interactive aesthetics: iCinema, interactive narratives and immersive environments. In: 15th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2010,

Barker, T., Del Favero, D. and Hardjono, A. (2010) Memory process and frontier technology. In: War, Literature and the Arts Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 16-18 Sept 2010,

Barker, T. and Hardjono, A. (2010) T_Visionarium and scenario. In: University of New South Wales (UNSW) International Research Week, Sydney, Australia, 5-7 Sept 2010,

Del Favero, D. and Barker, T.S. (2010) Scenario: co-evolution, shared autonomy and mixed reality. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, South Korea, 13-16 Oct 2010, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2010.5643299)

2009

Barker, T. (2009) A.N. Whitehead and digital aesthetics. In: Creative Margins Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-6 Nov 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Process and (mixed) reality: a process philosophy for interaction in mixed reality environments. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Orlando, FL, USA, 19-22 Oct 2009, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2009.5336731)

Barker, T. (2009) Towards a process philosophy for digital aesthetics. In: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Belfast, UK, 23 Aug - 1 Sept 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Writing a media art history. In: Writing Intersections Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 18-19 Nov 2009,

2008

Barker, T. (2008) The error and the event. Vector (e-zine), X06,

2007

Barker, T. (2007) Adapting a model of duration: the multi-temporality of T_Visionarium II. M/C Journal, 10(2),

Barker, T. (2007) Error, the unforeseen and the emergent: the error in interactive media art. M/C Journal, 10(5),

2006

Barker, T. (2006) Pentimento, past, present and future: an interactive construction of memory. In: Rethinking the Past Conference, Sydney, Australia, 28-29 July 2006,

Barker, T. (2006) The affect of deep sleep within duration: temporality, narrativity, and interactivity within the affective medium of interactive cinema. In: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 Dec 2006,

This list was generated on Fri Aug 17 12:50:05 2018 BST.
Number of items: 29.

Articles

Barker, T. (2017) Experiments with time: the technical image in media art and the digital humanities. Visual Communication, 16(4), pp. 375-394. (doi:10.1177/1470357217702360)

Barker, T. and McKeown, C. (2015) Unearthing techno-ecology: on the possibility of a technical media philosophy of ecology. Digital Culture and Society, 1(1), pp. 21-38. (doi:0.14361/dcs-2015-0103)

Barker, T. (2015) Media ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 19(1), pp. 50-68. (doi:10.5840/techne201532327)

Barker, T.S. (2012) Becoming Organ-ized: The Creativity of Organization, Dis-Organization and Re-Organization in Scientific and Artistic Experiments. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 45(3), pp. 262-268. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00369)

Barker, T. (2012) Images and eventfulness: expanded cinema and experimental research at the University of New South Wales. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6(2), pp. 111-123. (doi:10.1386/sac.6.2.111_1)

Barker, T.S. (2012) Information and the atmosphere: exploring the relationship between the natural environment and information aesthetics. M/C Journal, 15(3),

Barker, T. (2011) The past in the present: understanding David Claerbout's temporal aesthetics. Time and Society, 20(3), pp. 286-303. (doi:10.1177/0961463X10375103)

Brown, N.C.M., Barker, T.S. and Del Favero, D. (2011) Performing digital aesthetics: the framework for a theory of the formation of interactive narratives. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 44(3), pp. 212-219. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00165)

Barker, T. (2011) Objects and interaction. Digital Creativity, 22(2), pp. 65-77. (doi:10.1080/14626268.2011.578579)

Barker, T. (2011) Re-composing the digital present. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 1(1), pp. 88-104. (doi:10.5195/contemp.2011.13)

Barker, T. (2008) The error and the event. Vector (e-zine), X06,

Barker, T. (2007) Adapting a model of duration: the multi-temporality of T_Visionarium II. M/C Journal, 10(2),

Barker, T. (2007) Error, the unforeseen and the emergent: the error in interactive media art. M/C Journal, 10(5),

Books

Barker, T. (2018) Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781474293099

Barker, T.S. (2012) Time and the Digital: Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time. Series: Interfaces, studies in visual culture. Dartmouth College Press: Hanover, NH. ISBN 9781611682991

Book Sections

Barker, T. (2017) Media in and out of time: German media science and the concept of time. In: Markham, T. and Rodgers, S. (eds.) Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Perspectives on Media. Peter Lang: New York, pp. 125-134. ISBN 9781433134708

Barker, T. (2013) Experimental research in the digital media arts. In: Chan, J. and Thomas, K. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Creativity. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9780857939807

Barker, T. (2011) Aesthetics of the error: media art, the machine, the unforeseen and the errant. In: Nunes, M. (ed.) Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures. Continuum: New York, USA. ISBN 9781441121202

Conference Proceedings

Barker, T. (2011) Experiments with time: technology, art and temporality. In: NIEA Experimental Arts Conference, Sydney, Australia, 19-20 Aug 2011,

Barker, T. (2010) Interactive aesthetics: iCinema, interactive narratives and immersive environments. In: 15th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2010,

Barker, T., Del Favero, D. and Hardjono, A. (2010) Memory process and frontier technology. In: War, Literature and the Arts Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 16-18 Sept 2010,

Barker, T. and Hardjono, A. (2010) T_Visionarium and scenario. In: University of New South Wales (UNSW) International Research Week, Sydney, Australia, 5-7 Sept 2010,

Del Favero, D. and Barker, T.S. (2010) Scenario: co-evolution, shared autonomy and mixed reality. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, South Korea, 13-16 Oct 2010, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2010.5643299)

Barker, T. (2009) A.N. Whitehead and digital aesthetics. In: Creative Margins Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-6 Nov 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Process and (mixed) reality: a process philosophy for interaction in mixed reality environments. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Orlando, FL, USA, 19-22 Oct 2009, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2009.5336731)

Barker, T. (2009) Towards a process philosophy for digital aesthetics. In: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Belfast, UK, 23 Aug - 1 Sept 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Writing a media art history. In: Writing Intersections Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 18-19 Nov 2009,

Barker, T. (2006) Pentimento, past, present and future: an interactive construction of memory. In: Rethinking the Past Conference, Sydney, Australia, 28-29 July 2006,

Barker, T. (2006) The affect of deep sleep within duration: temporality, narrativity, and interactivity within the affective medium of interactive cinema. In: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 Dec 2006,

This list was generated on Fri Aug 17 12:50:05 2018 BST.